Audi E-tron | 300kW 55 Quattro 95kWh Launch Edition 5dr Auto


AUDI E-TRON 300kW 55 Quattro 95kWh Launch Edition 5dr Auto
PersonalLease
£875.33Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£729.44Per month ex VAT
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£7,877.96 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£6,564.97 ex VAT

Contract Length

23 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
21" Alloy Wheels
Air Con
Air Con
Privacy Glass
Privacy Glass

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Privacy glass
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front/rear floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Adaptive air suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Audi connect safety and service (e-call)
  • Audi phone box with wireless charging
  • Audi smartphone interface
DRIVER AIDS
  • 360 degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise assist
  • Audi drive select
  • Audi side assist including audi pre sense rear, rear cross traffic alert and exit warning
  • Collision avoidance assist
  • Parking system plus with 360 degree sensors and function on demand preparation
  • Progressive steering
  • Turn Assist
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Power operated tailgate
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • Emergency assist
  • MMI navigation plus with MMI touch Twin touch screens with haptic feedback
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Electrically adj heated/folding automatically dimming exterior mirrors with memory automatic kerb side function for passenger side exterior mirror
  • Frameless auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Virtual exterior mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Graphite grey paint finish inlays
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audi music interface
  • Audi sound system
  • DAB Digital radio
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour exterior mirror housing
  • Fixed panoramic glass roof
  • Illuminated front/rear door sill trims with aluminum inlays without logo
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Audi beam with e-tron logo
  • Audi smart matrix beam LED headlights and dynamic front and rear indicators with coming and leaving home animations
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • 2 zone automatic air conditioning
  • Comfort remote pre conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 11KW onboard charger
  • AC and DC charging access point on drivers side and second AC charging access point on passenger side
  • Comfort front centre armrest
  • Compact e-tron charging system
  • Electric steering wheel adjustment
  • Four spoke multifunction leather steering wheel with shift paddles
  • Household plug type G (GB)
  • Industry plug CEE 16 A/400 V/6 h/long straight
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Lunar silver cloth headlining
  • Mode 3 charging cable 11 kW
  • Net partition
  • Operating buttons in black glass look with haptic feedback
  • Tool kit
  • Valcona leather upholstery with front sports seats
  • Vehicle inlet Combo 2
PACKS
  • Black styling pack - E-tron
  • Tour pack - E-tron
SAFETY
  • Audi pre sense basic
  • Audi pre-sense front
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • Seatbelt reminder electric contact in buckle advanced safety equipment
  • Side, front and head airbag system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 4-way lumbar support for front seats
  • Electrically adjustable front seats - driver seat with memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Isofix child seat mounting points on outer rear seats
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting points on passenger seat
SECURITY
  • Anti theft alarm
  • Anti-theft wheel bolts and wheel loosening detection
  • Keyless Go
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 21" 5 V spoke platinum look gloss star design Audi sport alloy wheels

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO: N
  • CO2: 0
  • HC: 50E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 68
  • NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: N
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: N
  • Catalytic Convertor: N
  • CC: 1
  • Compression Ratio: N
  • Cylinder Layout: N
  • Cylinders: N
  • Engine Codes: GENBAEWB0
  • Fuel Type: N
  • Gears: 1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: N
  • Stroke: N
  • Valve gear: N
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: N
  • EC Combined: N
  • EC Extra Urban: N
  • EC Urban: N
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: 87729
  • Coin Description: 95kWh
  • Coin Series: Launch Edition
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 408
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: True
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • VAT qualifying vehicle - Seek advice from HMRC: 534
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 5.7
  • BHP: 408
  • Engine Power KW: 300
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 490
  • Engine Torque MKG: 67.7
  • Engine Torque NM: 664
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 124
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 265/45 R21
  • Tyre Size Rear: 265/45 R21
  • Wheel Style: 5 V-SPOKE
  • Wheel Type: 21" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: N
  • Height (including roof rails): 1616
  • Length: 4901
  • Wheelbase: 2928
  • Width (including mirrors): 1938
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): N
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 3130
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2490
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 640

Reviews

Audi E-tron TO E OR NOT TO E? (70/100)

Audi's E-tron shows its rivals how to do a fully electric large SUV. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Audi's first full electric car is a technological 'tour de force'. This battery-powered large SUV takes the best bits from the brand's conventional Crossovers and blends them with next-level electrification technology. There's a beautiful cabin and we're even promised engaging driving dynamics. What's not to like? The price? Well you can't have everything...

Background

Wisely perhaps, Audi has taken its time in creating its first fully electric car. Ingolstadt has sat and watched others battle with inferior battery technology. Only now has it acted to try and redefine the standard when it comes to this kind of technology and the result is the Audi E-tron. Unsurprisingly, it's an SUV, an obvious genre choice, first because that's what the world's most lucrative markets now most want these days - and second because a Crossover's high-set practical body shape provides plenty pf space to squirrel away all the electrified engineering without it intruding into passenger room in the cabin. The liquid-cooled 95kWh lithium-ion battery delivers a WLTP-rated 249 miles of range and the E-tron drives, Audi says, like a car, not some kind of automotive appliance. Which is nice.

Driving Experience

Electric cars may have come on quite a lot since you last looked. With this one, there's an electric driveline with two asynchronous motors, one up-front with 181bhp and the other at the rear with 221bhp. They're electronically linked and together deliver 4WD and a prodigious power output of 402bhp. Mind you, that's only on offer in the performance-orientated 'Boost' mode that would decimate the WLTP-rated 249 mile driving range if you frequently replicated the 0-62mph time of 5.7s or approached the claimed top speed of 124mph. The development team just about managed to get this car to lap the infamous 20.8km Nurburgring Nordschleife race track twice at full tilt. It's much more realistic to think of driving in 'Normal' mode, which sees overall power drop to 350bhp - still enough to get you to 62mph in 6.4s. Not bad for a car that tips the scales at nearly 2.5-tonnes. Air suspension's standard and the ride height can be adjusted, with the 'Efficiency' mode lowering it by 27mm and 'Off-road' mode (yes, there is one) raising the car by 52mm. The steering's Q5-derived, while much of the suspension uses Q7 bits. As with other electric cars, the low centre of gravity should help in reducing body roll.

Design and Build

The E-tron rides on an electrified version of the Volkswagen Group's MLB Evo platform, the same underpinnings already used by the Audi Q5 - that shares similar exterior dimensions to this car. And the brand's Q7 model - that shares similar levels of interior space to an E-tron. You'd certainly know this was an Audi if you removed the badgework; design elements like the octagon chrome-framed front grille and the elongated rear lamps connected by a light bar fit perfectly in with Ingolstadt's current styling language. Inside, at the wheel, there's the brand's usual digital 'Virtual Cockpit' virtual instrument binnacle screen as you would expect, plus the centre-stack twin-screen infotainment set-up familiar from the A6, the A7 and the A8. As a result, this electric design shares the button-free uncluttered cabin feel that characterises the interior of those models. What else? Well like the Q5 and the Q7, the back seat is comfortable for two but not really for three. There's a decently-sized 660-litre boot. And you get an extra little carriage compartment at the front where the engine would normally be, though it's mostly taken up by the charging leads. You could put a laptop or a small bag there though.

Market and Model

Prices start at £71,500 for the standard '55 quattro' version. From that, you'll be able to subtract the £3,500 grant that the government provides for full-electric vehicles. The brand is also offering better-equipped 'Launch Edition' and 'Edition 1' versions priced at over £82,000 and nearly £90,000 respectively. To give you some competitor perspective, a Jaguar I-PACE sits in the £65,000-£80,000 bracket. And a Tesla Model S costs from around £75,000. This car's party piece is its 'Virtual Mirrors' - an option you'll probably want on the entry-level model - they're standard otherwise. Here, 'L'-shaped pods replace ordinary door mirrors and transfer footage of what's happening behind to screens integrated into the doors where door handles would normally be. It'll be a real talking point for your passengers. On the desirable 'Launch Edition', Platinum-look 21-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels provide even more impact than the already striking 20-inch examples fitted to the standard e-tron, plus the headlamp units take a step up from LED to even more intelligent Matrix LED technology enabling diversion of the light beam around surrounding traffic. Across the range, the Audi Smartphone Interface, Audi Phonebox wireless charging, MMI navigation plus and internet-based Audi connect infotainment services are of course included as standard.

Cost of Ownership

Electric cars are going to be able to go considerably further once someone designs a battery that doesn't weigh them down like a brick. This model's 95kWh lithium-ion lump may be current state of the art but it tips the scales at 700kgs - which means it accounts for nearly a third of the weight of the whole car. Anyway, let's get to the info you'll need here. Those battery cells can be charged using a 150kW fast charger to 80% of capacity in just 30 minutes - but good luck finding one of those unless you're at an Audi dealer. For charging at home, there's a standard 11kW charger, which can replenish the battery in 8.5hours. We've already mentioned the claimed WLTP-rated 249 mile operating range; how close you'll get to that will have a lot to do with you proficient you get with using Audi's energy regeneration control system, which allows you to tailor the car's retardation depending on driving circumstances and road conditions. There's everything from a free-wheeling mode with no retardation at all to maximum regeneration that when set, really pulls you up (by 0.3g) when you come off the accelerator. When you're driving your E-tron with the latter feature set, you'll hardly ever have to use the brakes at all.

Summary

And in summary? Well if you like the idea of a mid-sized or large premium-badged large SUV but can't stomach the thought of such a vehicle's impact on greenhouse gases, then this E-tron model will be right up your street. It's a slightly more imposing thing than Jaguar's I-PACE - and from the next technological era on from a Tesla Model S. In short, you could imagine your top management colleagues being impressed at your decision, should you take the plunge, ignore a lot of more conventional but very desirable luxury machinery and decide to run an E-tron. We still think driving range will be a dissuading issue with some buyers though. In this day and age, you should be able to take a full-electric luxury segment car of this price and be able to embark upon a five hour round trip without a moment's thought about driving range. You still can't do that with this Audi. But that's not Ingolstadt's fault; it's where the technology currently is. Given that, this is, without doubt, state of the art.

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Initial Rental: £6,564.97 ex. VAT